Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Discover America, Discover the World

I've had several previous posts on my love of the Discover America alphabet and numbers book series, but I couldn't help but post again. I want the word out about these puppies! They are amazing for such a variety of age ranges, a quality that many books can't help but lack. There is also a Discover the World series, very similar, just about different countries, rather than states.

The three newest (at least the newest I've seen) are titled: Golden Numbers: A California Numbers Book written by David Domeniconi and illustrated by Pam Carroll, Natural Numbers: An Arkansas Number Book written by Michael Shoulders and illustrated by Rick Anderson, and P is for PiƱata: A Mexico Alphabet written by Tony Johnston and illustrated by John Parra. Though I wasn't overly thrilled with the illustrations in the last book, the text is fantastic, as usual. Part children's alphabet/counting book, part factual non-fiction book, both younger children and older children can really enjoy use out of these books.

The books can easily be used as resources for country and state reports, as well as simple rhyming alphabet and counting books to teach younger ones their letters and numbers, as well as facts about America and the world.

If you would like to learn more about these titles or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon.

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